“Shop Safe” act could end up utterly destroying the online reselling community – Speak up NOW!

RED ALERT! CALL TO ACTION! If you are part of the online reseller community, or regularly make purchases online from merchants in the Discogs Marketplace (or ANY other platform that specializes in reselling), it’s time to MOBILIZE! And you CANNOT afford to take this lightly! A new bill sponsored by Rep. Gerald Nadler (D-NY), called the “Shop Safe” act, could and according to most experts on the subject WILL destroy the online sellers community as we all now know it. It’s long and confusing in places, but it focuses on burden of proof for not selling “counterfeit mark” goods, and

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TKR on YouTube: Questions I need answered

I’ve got some questions for the VC that I hope everyone reading will take the time to answer. They’re questions about the VC, your personal involvement in music, and also about productions on YouTube and such. Some of the questions are just my curiosity, and others are more about the business of being on YouTube. Please take the time to drop me a comment or two in the comments section below, or email me at the new address below, and give me your input, I need a broad swath of comments and info as I work on upgrading my channel,

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The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”: Why copyright laws need to be updated and honed for the digital age

How many readers remember what happened to songwriter Richard Ashcroft?  Ashcroft was the leader of the UK based band The Verve back in the 1990s. They had a monster hit in 1997 with the song “Bittersweet Symphony“, a song that continues to be considered a radio “gold standard”, getting airplay on thousands of stations around the world every week. A song which used a sample of an orchestral version of the Rolling Stones song “The Last Time”. There was a HUGE brouhaha over whether or not the sample was licensed, and so Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were added to

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